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call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. developing news in palo alto. police on the hunt for a man they believe broke that eye woman's apartment. >> it happened early this morning at hawthorne and high a few s from university avenue. the woman woke to a stranger -- stranger who had broken into her bedroom. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: police have cleared the scene. the yellow crime tape that was up all morning was a scary sight to neighbors who are
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already concerned about a series of similar incidents here. it was not a nightmare it was reality for a woman sound an leap in her palo alto apartment. she woke to a -- to a man standing over her head. she screamed he said something we which are trying to germ. a brief struggle ensued and he tried to force her down on to her bed. >> she suffered a bruised writes but was able to -- bruised wrist but was able to scare him off. police scoured the area but the pan got away. >> -- but the man got away. >> [ unintelligible ] >> seems like a safe neighborhood, a concerning factor. >> reporter: investigators say the man broke in through the locked and chained front door you can see the marks in the wood. it is a bold crime that follows a series of groping in the same area in the last few
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months. >> they are of similar nature. absolutely, we are going to consider those itch >> reporter: pattern not lost on a very woman who lives near by -- >> i want them to take it deadly seriously. >> reporter: police will continue to canvass neighborhood and retracing the victim's steps. >> where was she? who was she talking to? we'll go through all of that to see if she was followed. >> reporter: police say the woman did everything right in fighting the man off and calling police the only description of the man is that he's in his 20s at the time was wearing dark clothing. katie marzullo, abc7 news. in alameda county driver of a big truck that smashed into a car lot says a sneezing fit is to blame. cal trans spent most of the morning cleanup. the driver crashed into a used car lot in san leandro.
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that crash damaged 10 other vehicles. the driver was not cited. the second of three storms on the way to the bay area now. >> let's get to lisa argen to tell us where it is. good morning. we are looking at very light returns right now, there is mist and drizzle as well, as we look further north this is the beginning of the next system. it has a long i was to go before it gets here. right now light showers up highway 101 san rafael through larkspur light sprinkle into the east bay and south bay. timing slowed didn't a little. that could be problematic, because it is going to dump very heavy rain over the bay area. 3:00 this afternoon still showers, evening commute showers on the peninsula, south bay, take a look what happens friday morning, very heavy rain, it doesn't push through until the afternoon hours. we're talking about more
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showers behind it, still another system that is going to bring rivers and streams up to perhaps flood stage in napa and the russian river on sunday. several bay area communities especially vulnerable to approaching storms are taking new action. amy hollyfield is live in pacifica on esplanade. >> reporter: we checked in on two spots daly city and here in pacifica. here residents aren't nervous they are so committed to this area they built in lovely space here they say the views are so wonderful, so incredible they are worth protecting. images from two years ago were unbelievable and for the -- forgetable. 50 feet of hillside disappeared two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll in officials say they aren't worried about
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a repeat. >> we haven't seen any advanced erosion or continued since we were here two years ago. >> reporter: 320 and 330 esplanade are still empty, costs have prevented owners from protecting these apartments. the building next door is still full of residents who love living here the owner has taken steps to stabilize the hillside. >> the work the people did in this area seems to have affect. >> reporter: new problem in daly city this hillside came down two weeks ago when a pipe broke. >> we were worried more mud will flow. look at the weather. >> reporter: city officials tell abc7 news they feel confident the hillside will hold. if it doesn't, the measures they've put into place will steer the mud to the park and away from homes.
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the family plans to sleep in shifts so someone will always be watching the hill. >> watch and this other person will sleep like take four hour sleep and he'll take over. we work that way. >> reporter: city officials in daly city tell me they will be stopping by to keep an eye on that hillside during the storms. here in pacifica that will not be the case. doug is confident he won't be stopping by he knows if there are any problems these residents will give him a call, right away. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. right now part of the great highway in san francisco is shutdown because of storms strong winds sent sand blowing across yesterday the conditions too dangerous to reopen, drivers not being allowed to travel between lincoln and sloot in either direction. storm-related photos sent
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by our viewers through ureport this is a large tree branch that came down in a santa rosa parking lot. another viewer took this photo of pg&e crews at an apartment complex in fremont. power was out nearly 12 hours there as the storms continue throughout the week, e-mail your photos. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of these storms. meteorologist lisa argen will be back with the full forecast and you can track the storm yourself any time with live doppler 7 hd on in san francisco, right now a big mess after a large tree fell neighbors aren't sure whether it fell because of the weather or because it was old. >> reporter: right now that tree is being turned into wood
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chips as you can see, what a surprise for patricia, about 4:00 this morning, this tree toppled overon to the back of her home. she was not injured. right now it -- it appears there is minimal damage to her house. she believes this could have been avoided if the city had responded to her repeated calls about the tree. she says in may she noticed it was in bad shape. it appeared to be dying. since then, she has been calling to get the city out. the department of public works spokeswoman says patricia is correct, she did everything right. due to severe budget cuts, the city has reduced the pruning cycle and believe it or not, there are now just three insect fors, tree inspectors for the entire city. -- u, this seems to be one of the consequences. carolyn tyler, abc7 news.
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just ahead, two winning tickets for that power ball drawing. we'll tell you which cities. why former president george herbert walker b
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somebody's dreams are coming true after a couple of people are winners of the 587
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million dollar power ball. those two winning tickets were sold in arizona and missouri. the folks haven't come forward yet, they will split the jackpot. t.j. winick has more. >> reporter: a record jackpot of 587.5 million dollars. those winning powerball tickets were bought in arizona and missouri each would get a lump sum pay out of 192 million dollars. after -- at the peak tickets were selling at 130,000 a minute. >> everybody thinks they are the lucky ones. >> reporter: in arizona sales spiked 500% due to influx of players from nevada and california, states that don't sell power ball. anybody come from san diego? >> yeah san diego, l.a..
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>> reporter: norma chairman of board of directors says they will help the winners get financial guidance. >> to create a financial team or a team of advisers to give them that advice because this is an exciting time as well as a life-changing time for these winning tickets. >> reporter: the jackpot rolled over 16 times without a winner that's why it got so huge. amazingly, it is not the biggest u.s. prize in march of this year, three tickets shared 656 million dollars. last night nearly nine million ticket holders won smaller prizes. if you matched five out of six numbers, you will share in a prize totalling more than 130 million dollars. this is the 27th power ball winning ticket sold in missouri, the state ranks second trailing only indiana. t.j. winick, abc7 news. former president bush is
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in the hospital being treated for bong kai 'tis. mr. bush has been at a -- bronchitis. mr. bush has been cured for the most part but still has a lingering cough. the family hopes the 88-year-old will be discharged by the weekend. office from 89 to 93 and the father of former president george w. bush. happening now president obama hosting republican mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. romney arrived this morning walked into the west wing alone. it is the first meeting between the two since romney lost to president obama in the november election. that get together fulfills a promise president obama made during his election night victory speech. the white house says the president wants to talk about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the
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affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- actress lindsay lohan has actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. people are stuck in very old d habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula
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a film based on the
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shooting death of oscar grant will premiere at the sundance film festival the movie is selected to compete for best dramatic film in utah next week. it is expected to cover the shooting of the unarmed oakland man. grant was killed by a bart officer new year's day 2009. it stars octavia spencer. historic bay area oyster farm is about to be history. interior secretary al czar just announced the government is shutting -- shutting down the drakes bay oyster company. ending a long environmental battle. salazar visited last week and concluded the landscape should be returned to wilderness. environmentalists say it threatened seals. senator feinstein fought to save the farm saying it was key to the area's economy. the lease expires tomorrow. meteorologist lisa argen
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taking a look at that second storm on the way. >> wind gusts 35 miles an hour, light rain already reported around the bay ear. live look from our sutro camera clouds thickening and lowering, main rain is several hours off we are already feeling the affects look at mount tam, windy, rainy conditions some of this rain is a lot of low level moisture, live drop her not picking up all, but you see the blue here reporting light rain darker green is the leading edge of what has to get here, it is going to take through the over might hours heaviest rain timing not good for tomorrow's morning rush. right now picking up rain from highway 101 through american canyon, peninsula and into los altos into the east bay, all very light and should stay light but the winds are really
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cranking up, up to 35 miles an hour half moon bay, 25 mile an hour gusts through san jose, breezy winds around hayward. with that, subtropical, temperatures in the 60s had to bump a couple up for this afternoon. the numbers will be mild,atyp eeding in from the pacific and this train of moisture goes all the way back to japan. we are talking about the next storm arriving tonight through much of tomorrow by the afternoon showers becoming more scattered, the next system still on cue for saturday night into sunday high surf advisory from the north coast, peninsula, san francisco seas up through saturday. here it is, there's the system look at moisture goes all the way back and merges into this next one that could bring us some flooding in the north bay timed out part of it earlier in the show here's the rest of it. still heavy rain well north,
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evening commute, showers around by 10:00, still well to the north, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 tomorrow morning, look how heavy that rain is, east bay, south bay, much stronger than our last system in terms of rain accumulation. showers get more scattered into tomorrow afternoon into saturday, still rain showers, by 7:00, starts to build and we are seeing heavier rain through 4:00, this is not even the main event. we still have to go late saturday and sunday. rainfall totals through saturday, two to three inches from the south bay, east bay, three to six inches that doesn't include the system sunday. we are looking at high elevation snow through 4:00 friday. winds gusting there to obvious 50 miles an hour in the sierra they have . mid 60s san diego, upper -- mid 60s san francisco, lighter rain saturday, saturday arm
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heavy rain into sunday, -- around heavy rain into sunday. actress lindsay lohan in trouble with police again after a fight at a nightclub this is new video shows her leaving a police precinct this morning covered with a black jacket the woman she accused of punching in the face walked out of the same precinct. lohan is charged with third degree assault tmz reporting loha in will face new criminal charges of -- lying to police in connection with a car crash in santa monica that -- in santa monica last june. we want to see your team pride, e-mail your fan pictures we will post those at and show them on air during raiders day on abc7, december 6th we will broadcast the raiders-broncos game live
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from the coliseum at 5 p.m.. striking photo that sparked online sensation. >> what happened next when this new york police officer encountered a homele ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll.
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which companies can save you the most. at 5, san jose's new water plant comes with a proposal that might not sit well with residents. those stories and more being later today. a cell phone picture capturing an act of kindness by a new york city police officer has become an online sensation. >> a tourist took this picture of the officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in times square. >> image became and stand hit after it was posted on the nypd's facebook page. >> the officer says he keeps the receipt for boots in his vest to remind him that sometimes people have it worst. >> sometimes new york gets the reputation of being a tough city but there's a lot of heart there. >> just awesome, nice gesture. windy, rainy, all coming our way >> sorry, don't shoot the messenger. breezy and rainy afternoon in
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parts. as we look at live doppler, light rain, maybe we are not going to look at it, there it is. you can see in the north bay light returns this is what you can expect the rest of the day winds up to 35, 40 miles an hour, peninsula, south bay, light showers main event late tonight these we'll keep temperatures up into the 20s, 35 mile an hour range. heavy rain tomorrow, more scattered through saturday next band saturday night into sunday. everything is shaping up. that's going to do it for us, thanks for joining us. >> who wants to be a
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